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  • 1 Citadel and Castle Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Salita di San-Francesco

    Above the town there are the Greek acropolises, then the Arab fortifications to which have been added other ramparts: a Spanish rampart, then an Aragonese rampart with five conical topped towers. Inside is the castle built by Frederick II. In the gre..

  • 2 Cap de Milazzo Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    This cape offers you a spectacle with enchanting colours: over the striking deep blue of the sea, the subdued green of the plain lies alongside the brown hues of the rocky outcrop over a Mediterranean scrubland.

  • 3 Sanctuary of St Francis of Paula

    Religious buildings

    Via Impallomeni

    This was founded by the Saint during his stay in 1464) and was remodelled afterwards, the sanctuary has an attractive curvilinear staircase in front and a tribune decorated with windows which adorn its attractive facade crowned with high roof timbers..

  • 4 Via San Francesco

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Via San Francesco

    This is bordered by the Palace of the Viceroys, built in the 16C and embellished two centuries later with balconies and Baroque consoles and by the church of Santissimo Salvatore, whose 18C facade is by Giovan Battista Vaccarini.

  • 5 Church of the Madonna of the Rosary

    Religious buildings

    Via San Domenico

    This church, which until 1782 housed the Inquisition, was built in the 16C but heavily remodelled in the 18C. Domenico Giordano, a painter from Messina, then decorated the interior with stucco and frescoes.

  • 6 Old duomo of Milazzo

    Religious buildings

    Via Cumba

    Dating from 1608, the old cathedral, located in the citadel, between the Spanish rampart and the Aragonese rampart, is a typical example of Sicilian Mannerism.... the decline of the upper town and the transfer to the lower town of the centres of poli..

  • 7 Church of the Carmelites of Milazzo

    Religious buildings

    Piazza Caio Duilio

    Standing on Piazza Caio Duilio (near a daily morning fish market), the church sports an elegant facade with an attractive portal (1620), whose architrave is sculpted with garlands and scrolls. In a niche is a statue of the Madonna of Consolation. Tod..

  • 8 Milazzo's new cathedral

    Religious buildings

    Via Cumbo Borgia

    Built in the 1930s, the new cathedral has some fine works of art, among which an attractive Annunciation with intense colours of Venetian influence, a Saint Nicholas enthroned and Stories of the Life of Saint Nicholas, both attributed to Antonio Giuf..

  • 9 Sanctuary of St Anthony of Padua

    Religious buildings

    Piazza S. Antonio

    Opposite the bay, in a cave where the Saint took refuge in 1221 during a storm, this sanctuary was set up on the initiative of a noble, Andrea Guerrera. In the 18C, it had altars added and dressings of multicoloured marble and low-reliefs in stucco.

  • 10 Monte Trino

    Nature and gardens

    Via Monte Trino

    The highest point on a small peninsula, now sadly disfigured by a telecommunications mast. From the small square in front of the Most Holy Trinity chapel, the panoramic view over Milazzo and its citadel is wonderful!

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